Changes in Childhood Pneumonia Hospitalizations by Race and Sex Associated with Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
Published Date:Jun 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(6):1109-1112.
Keywords:7-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
13-valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Changes In Childhood Pneumonia Hospitalizations By Race And Sex Associated With Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
Health Status Disparities
Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4880071
Description:Introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in the childhood immunization schedule was associated with decreases in all-cause pneumonia hospitalizations among black and white children in Tennessee, USA. Although racial disparities that existed before introduction of these vaccines have been substantially reduced, rates remain higher in boys than in girls among young children.
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